Look Up

When you’re in Rome you can easily get an ache in your neck from having to look up so often. But in every church you enter there is usually something interesting on the ceiling – not to mention the beautiful domes and other architectural details. Here is an image that I recently saw in the ceiling of the side entrance to the Basilica of St. John Lateran (you might call it a porch area). It is a fresco of the Holy Trinity – appropriate to today’s Feast!

The Son (l) and the Father (r) are seated upon the clouds; the Holy Spirit hovers as a dove between them; the Blessed Mother is crowned Queen of Heaven on the left and St. John the Baptist kneels in adoration on the right.

Click on the image to see a closer view of the central detail!

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